A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Helps young preschoolers learn basic concepts like "up and down."
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this series does a decent job of teaching important concepts and exploring their various meanings through humor, song, and entertaining visuals. The series is probably best suited for the youngest of preschoolers, as older ones may find it a bit bland; the lessons are very basic, and the animated characters are far from being the most engaging or endearing you'd find on television (at least from an adult point of view).
Is It Any Good?
Although it's hard to get warm fuzzies from watching talking household objects than from watching charming, furry puppets or cute animated animals, the concepts this series teaches are certainly valuable. They contribute to preschoolers' vocabulary and make them aware of the world around them. The familiarity of these everyday objects also helps viewers relate them to their own surroundings.
Still, the characters in A Little Curious just aren't as charming or engaging as many of the favorites you'd find on the Disney Channel or Noggin, for example. Kids get more engaged in what they're learning onscreen when they develop a soft spot for an adorable character or are made to feel like they're part of the action, and this show keeps viewers at arm's length because the characters are a bit more impersonal.
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